Tomorrow (Friday, September 19) is National Park-ing Day. In this video about Parking Day in Grand Rapids, Andy Dragt says he’ll be broadcasting live via internet (Twitter/andydragt.com)/Rapid Growth) tomorrow.
From RGTV: Park(ing) Day on Rapid Growth:
Leaders of the Green Grand Rapids initiative are spearheading West Michigan’s first celebration of National Park(ing) Day as part of an effort to challenge citizens to re-think the way streets are used and reinforce the need for urban open space.
Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 19, citizens, organizations and businesses will transform metered parking spaces in downtown Grand Rapids into parks, playgrounds, social spaces and other creative places. The cost is $10 per space and spots are still available. Participants must register with the City of Grand Rapids Planning Department at 616-456-3031.
â€œIt’s a chance for citizens to take our everyday parking spaces and turn them into green space,â€ says City of Grand Rapids Planning Director Suzanne Schultz. â€œThere is a civil disobedience aspect to it, this is a chance to do something creative and reinvent the public space.â€